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Cahill U.S. Marshal (1973)

PG | | Drama, Western | 11 July 1973 (USA)
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A tough Marshal has a difficult task when his two sons join a gang and rob a bank.

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Andrew V. McLaglen

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Harry Julian Fink (screenplay), Rita M. Fink (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Wayne ... J. D. Cahill
George Kennedy ... Fraser
Gary Grimes ... Danny
Neville Brand ... Lightfoot
Clay O'Brien ... Billy Joe
Marie Windsor ... Mrs. Green
Morgan Paull ... Struther
Dan Vadis ... Brownie
Royal Dano ... MacDonald
Scott Walker ... Ben Tildy
Denver Pyle ... Denver
Jackie Coogan ... Charlie
Rayford Barnes ... Pee Wee Simser
Dan Kemp Dan Kemp ... Joe Meehan
Harry Carey Jr. ... Hank
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Storyline

J.D. Cahill is the toughest U.S. Marshal they've got, just the sound of his name makes bad guys stop in their tracks, so when his two young boys want to get his attention they decide to rob a bank. They end up getting more than they bargained for. Written by Christopher D. Ryan <cryan@direct.ca>

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A lawman and his sons face the ultimate test of courage. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Western

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 July 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cahill: United States Marshal See more »

Filming Locations:

Chihuahua, Mexico See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

John Wayne's son Michael produced the film for his father's production company, Batjac, which produced many of Wayne's later films. The name "Batjac" came from Wake of the Red Witch (1948). See more »

Goofs

As the two boys drive away from the boarding house, the lady goes up to the steps, which are in the shade. The next shot, shows the boys farther away from the house which has the steps in full sunshine. See more »

Quotes

[talking to the town drunk who is locked in a jail cell]
J.D. Cahill: Charlie, what are you doing in here? It ain't Thursday.
Charlie Smith, Town Drunk: A man has got a right to change his mind. Besides, it's going to rain on Thursday. And drinking in the rain, that's bad for your health.
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Connections

Featured in The Man Behind the Star (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

A Man Gets To Thinkin'
Music by Elmer Bernstein
Lyrics by Don Black
Sung by Charlie Rich
(Courtesy of Epic Records)
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Solid Action Picture
13 January 2010 | by FightingWesternerSee all my reviews

While US Marshall Cahill (John Wayne) hunts outlaws, his wayward sons get in way over their heads when the supposedly safe, after-hours bank robbery plan with slimy saddle-tramp George Kennedy turns into a bloodbath. When Cahill returns and ends up arresting innocent men, it sends the two youths scrambling to do the right thing.

Though one of Wayne's later, less acclaimed movies, there's still a whole lot of fun to be had in this well produced, action filled morality tale.

Kennedy is in truly fine form here as a truly vile bad guy, while Neville Brand, who's usually typecast as despicable villains and psychopathic cretins, delivers a standout, heroic performance as Wayne's halfbreed sidekick.

The tense, bloody climax is pretty good.


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